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Michigan Chronicle Podcast: DEGC President and CEO, Kevin Johnson and DMB President, Pierre Batton on working together to rebuild Detroit’s small business community

Michigan Chronicle’s Digital Anchor Andre Ash sat down in mid-June with Kevin Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer [...]

Detroit Means Business’ Pierre Batton talks to Crain’s Detroit on balancing the new and the old

Detroit Means Business Executive Director Pierre Batton was recently featured in an interview with Crain’s Detroit where he [...]

Getting The Capital Resources Your Small Business Needs

Last week Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II, and  the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, [...]

Cannabis Business Support

Tune in LIVE Mondays at 4pm to learn more about the integral aspects of starting and running a [...]

Governor Announces ‘MI Vacc to Normal’ Plan

The Governor had announced a plan to set the state of Michigan on a pathway to return to normal by [...]

BuyDetroit: Procurement Portal Now Live

BuyDetroit is a new program focused on helping Detroit vendors connect with opportunities, and preparing them to compete [...]

Spring/Summer Outdoor Dining Information

The City of Detroit has released the latest Spring/Summer Outdoor Dining information. Please complete this form and indemnity [...]

BuyDetroit Pre-Rehabilitation Opportunity Sessions

The BuyDetroit Pre-Rehabilitation Opportunity Sessions (PROS) are for Detroit-based contractors interested in renovation, rehabilitation and redevelopment projects. If [...]

COVID-19 Vaccine Latest Updates

Please visit the City of Detroit’s vaccine site for the latest information. Businesses with 100+ vaccine-ready employees may [...]

Making Hard Decisions About Your Business

Information to Help You Make Hard Decisions About Your Business We know that COVID-19 has been difficult on [...]

Restaurants, Bars and Retails capacity restrictions to increase to 50% starting March 5

The Governor has announced changes to the state’s Gatherings and Mask Order that go into effect Friday, March [...]

COVID Resource Guide for Employers

HR issues, workplace guidance, customer relations, vaccination policies and providing safe environments. With so much complexity, employers have [...]

PPP Myths vs. Facts – Know the Truth

Detroit Means Business has outlined Myths vs. Facts of the Paycheck Protection Program to help you better understand [...]

Small Business Covid Safety Health Forum

Are you a small business owner concerned about keeping employees and customers safe from COVID-19? Join Kai Bowman, [...]

MI Restaurants and Bars Can Reopen Indoor Dinning on Feb 1

Last week, Governor Whitmer announced an updated epidemic order that will allow indoor dinning at restaurants and bars [...]

Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program Opens January 19

As part the recent state COVID relief bill that included $58 million in small business support, Detroit small [...]

SBA Announces PPP Re-Opening the Week of January 11

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be re-opening Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) this upcoming week. This new [...]

Helping Small Businesses Prepare for Winter

As pandemic continues and our local small businesses struggle to stay open, designers are essential to helping businesses [...]

Detroit Means Business, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation Name Kai Bowman First-Ever Vice President, DMB

DETROIT— Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) today announced the hiring of Kai Bowman as Vice President, Detroit Mean [...]

MEDC encourages Michiganders to “Support Local” this holiday season, and beyond

LANSING, Mich. – Thanksgiving and the holiday season are fast approaching, and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation is urging [...]

Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative to provide $10 million in grants for COVID-19 recovery efforts

Michigan Strategic Fund authorizes relief program to expected support small businesses disproportionally impacted by COVID-19 crisis. Eligible small [...]

New City of Detroit Marijuana Ordinance Information

Overview On Tuesday, November 24, 2020, the Detroit City Council passed the Medical Marijuana Facilities and Adult-Use Marijuana [...]

Expand Capacity Through Winterized Outdoor Facilities

The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) is providing federal CARES Act funds to help qualifying [...]

Governor Issues Updated Emergency Order with New Restrictions for a 3-week Pause

On November 15, the Governor issued a new Emergency Order that enacts a three-week pause targeting indoor social [...]

State Releases Q&A on Collection of Information for Contact Tracing

Under the October 29, 2020 Gatherings and Face Masks Epidemic Order, many organizations are required to collect information [...]

Open Detroit – The Winter Edition (Outdoor Seating)

In June of 2020, the City of Detroit announced an expanded and expedited outdoor dining program called Open [...]

Huntington’s Lift Local Business℠ Program

Everyone deserves a shot at financial success. Check out Huntington’s business support: No unnecessary extras – just a [...]

Small Business PPE Kit Distribution Oct. 26-29

In an effort to support with safe operations during this time Detroit Means Business will provide small businesses [...]

Free Digital Training and Coaching For Your Business

Join our Detroit Digital Coach, Katrina Turnbow, for free training and coaching for your business. Katrina is a [...]

Sign Up For Neighborhood Improvement Updates

The City of Detroit wants to keep you up to date on the opportunities Mayor Mike Duggan’s Neighborhood [...]

Detroit Issues COVID-19 Public Health Order

Mayor Mike Duggan and Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair issued a new COVID-19 public health order that [...]

Free Business Listings via Plain Sight

Looking to promote your business and build community? Now through the end of the year, Plain Sight is [...]

Michigan Hospitality Industry Employee Relief Fund

Michigan’s Restaurant Association Is Releasing Pandemic Relief Funds up to $500 for Workers in Need. Applications for the [...]

Introducing: The UofM Impact Studio for Local Business

The U-M Impact Studio for Local Business is a site that contains helpful tools, guides, and excel models [...]

Resources for Entrepreneurs Needing to Exit Their Business

For some businesses, we know that coronavirus will force entrepreneurs to permanently close their doors. If you are [...]

Stay Safe Order Amended (Executive Order 2020-160)

On July 29, Governor issued Executive Order 2020-160, an amended Stay Safe Order, which requires indoor gatherings be [...]

Introducing ‘In Good Company’ – Inspirational Stories of Detroit Entrepreneurs

Are you a Detroit Entrepreneur seeking inspiration to continue your entrepreneurial journey? You are Not Alone! Developed by [...]

Now Available: $100 Million in Small Business Grants

Applications for new grant program now open! Businesses are now able to apply for grant support to aid in [...]

SBAM Releases Guidance and Resources for New Executive Order

On July 10, 2020, Governor Whitmer issued an executive order expanding the scope of and increasing enforcement around [...]

Closing Indoor Service at Detroit Bars – Executive Order

In an effort to control the increase of COVID-19 cases  Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered that all licensed [...]

City of Detroit Offering Rapid Testing for Detroit Businesses

The City of Detroit is offering Detroit businesses free COVID-19 rapid tests at the Detroit Health Department (DHD) [...]

Playbooks now available in Arabic, Bengali, and Spanish

Recognizing the diversity of Detroit’s business community, Detroit Means Business has created infographic versions of our playbooks in [...]

Mayor Duggan Walks Detroiters Through Process of Lowering Their Auto Insurance

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan gave an informational presentation to walk Detroit motorists through their auto insurance bills to [...]

Barbershops, Salons, & Similar Businesses Reopening Guidance

Barbershops, hair and nail salons, body art shops, massage parlors, and tanning lounges may reopen after June 15th. [...]

Statement on Racial Discrimination and Social Justice

The spirit of Detroit is to promote and fight for the rights of its citizens. This spirit resides [...]

City Relaxing Outdoor Seating Restrictions

Notice: This information has been amended, up to date regulations and information can be found here: https://www.detroitmeansbusiness.org/2020/10/open-detroit-the-winter-edition-outdoor-seating/ The [...]

Reopening Guide for Retail Business

The City of Detroit’s Reopening Guide for Detroit’s Retail Businesses is available now! It offers guidance and resources [...]

COVID-19 Small Business Playbook

The City of Detroit’s COVID-19 Small Business PlayBook, reviewed and approved by the City’s Chief Medical Consultant Dr. [...]